Friday, October 06, 2006

Gurkhas in Afghanistan

With the Taliban closer than 50 yards, Rifleman Nabin Rai, 20, manning a heavy machinegun on the roof, had several rounds ricochet off his weapon before a bullet went through the gunsight and hit him in the face.

"His commander called for him to be medi-vacced out, but he refused to come down from the roof," said Major Rex. "Later he was again hit, this time in the helmet. He sat down and had a cigarette, then went back to his position."

Makes you feel a bit soft, doesn't it?


Anonymous said...

oe gorgious what a great fighter has earth got wonderful

Anonymous said...

thats why gurkhas known as bravest of the brave.